November 2, 2018
Prof. Martha Kropf of UNC-Charlotte talks about contemporary issues with voting and where we might go from here.
October 30, 2018
Prof. Paul Rosier of Villanova University talks about the long struggles for Native Americans to access the ballot and the obstacles that still exist.
October 18, 2018
Prof. Brett Gadsden of Northwestern University talks about the foundations of the Civil Rights Era, when voting was both a goal to achieve and the means by which to achieve it.
October 4, 2018
Prof. Lisa Tetrault of Carnegie Mellon talks about how women won the right to vote and why the fight for the ballot didn't stop with the 19th Amendment.
September 27, 2018
The late 19th century saw a movement to root out political corruption and enhance the power of the individual voter. It also saw the start of the largest decline in voter turnout in the country's history. Professor Emeritus Shelton Stromquist of the University of Iowa explains how this happened.
September 21, 2018
Prof Kate Masur of Northwestern University discusses the impact of Reconstruction on the story of voting in America.
September 14, 2018
Professor Harry Watson of UNC-Chapel Hill talks about what really made the 1820s-1840s a time of record-breaking turnout in American elections.
September 6, 2018
Professor Ed Countryman of Southern Methodist University joins the pod to talk about how voting mattered (or didn't) in the colonial era, during the Revolution, and in the years following.
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